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Paul Hindemith

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A theorist, instructor, violist, conductor, and composer who’s regarded by many because the foremost German author of his era, Paul Hindemith was probably one of the most central numbers in music between your Initial and Second Globe Wars. Born beyond Frankfurt, Hindemith relocated with his family members to the town in 1902. It had been right here, in 1904, that Hindemith started acquiring violin lessons. By 1908, Hindemith became students of Adolf Rebner, a instructor in the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, who organized for Hindemith to become awarded a free of charge place in the conservatory the next year. Although he previously always been composing, Hindemith, furthermore to carrying on his research from the violin, begun to research composition formally. Nevertheless, he was compelled to keep the conservatory in 1917 when he was known as up for armed forces program. He spent the majority of his program as an associate of the regimental music group stationed about 3 kilometers from leading line. After coming back from the battle, Hindemith again got to the concert stage, having turned to viola in 1919. In 1923 he was asked to become listed on the administrative committee from the Donaueschingen Celebration, an organization over which he exerted an increasing quantity of control; coding functions of such composers as Schoenberg and Webern. Another year he wedded Gertrud Rottenberg, the girl from the conductor from the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, an ensemble where Hindemith have been playing. In 1927 he received a scheduled appointment as teacher of composition on the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Furthermore to maintaining a dynamic performing profession, Hindemith soon created a strong fascination with teaching, and also took with an night time class on the Volksmusikschule NeuKolln. Early in 1934, the Nazi party started a advertising campaign to discredit Hindemith, which culminated within a boycott from the composer’s functions announced with the Kulturgemeinde in November of this season. In January 1935, Hindemith was presented with a six-month keep through the Hochschule. However, because the boycott of his music had not been endorsed with the music department of the Nazi party until 1937, Hindemith was allowed not merely to come back to teaching, but additionally to undertake some concert tours overseas, to get his music released, and to enter an contract with the federal government of Turkey to develop an arranged musical life for the reason that nation. Nevertheless, in 1937, Hindemith still left Germany for Switzerland, and in 1940 found the U.S. Following a group of lecture and teaching engagements which have been organized by close friends, Hindemith took a posture at Yale, teaching structure and, from 1945 to 1953, performing the Collegium Musicum. In 1946, Hindemith became an American resident. In 1951 he recognized a position on the College or university of Zurich and, after retiring from Yale in 1953, used permanent home in Switzerland. After retiring from his post in Zurich, in 1955, he became more vigorous being a conductor. In November 1963, he was used ill and used in a medical center in Frankfurt, where he passed away of severe pancreatitis.

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Full Name Paul Hindemith
Died December 28, 1963, Frankfurt, Germany
Profession Conductor, Violinist, Film Score Composer, Music critic, Music Theorist
Education Hoch Conservatory
Nationality German
Spouse Johanna Gertrude Rottenberg
Parents Robert Rudolf Emil Hindemith, Marie Sophie Hindemith
Albums Complete Orchestral Works, Mathis der Mahler (Chor und Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks feat. conductor: Rafael Kubelik), Bruch: Scottish Fantasia / Hindemith: Violin Concerto (London Symphony Orchestra feat. violin: David Oistrakh), Bratsche !, Ludus Tonalis, Miraculous Metamorphoses, Sonatas for Viola/Piano and Viola Alone (feat. viola: Kim Kashkashian, piano: Robert Levin), Das Marienleben (soprano: Gundula Janowitz, piano: Irwin Gage), Béla Bartók / Paul Hindemith (Zehetmair Quartet), Mathis der Maler / Symphonic Metamorphosis (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Franz-Paul Decker), Das Berliner Requiem, Works for Cello and Piano (feat. cello: Niall Brown, piano: Isabelle Trub), Violin Sonatas, Horn Sonatas, Symphonia Serena / Die Harmonie der Welt, Paul Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner, Wir bauen eine Stadt, The Four Temperaments / Nobilissima Visione (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: James de Preist, piano: Carol Rosenberger), Cello Concertos, Sonatas by Beethoven, Hindemith, and Heiden, Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith (Eastman Wind Ensemble), 20th Century Wind Quintets, Richard Strauss: Horn Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Paul Hindemith: Horn Concerto, Concert Music Op. 50, Das Marienleben (feat. piano: Ingolf Dahl, vocals: Peggy Bonini), String Quartets, Volume 2: String Quartets nos. 5, 6 and 7, The Complete Works for Viola, Volume 3, Glenn Gould plays Hindemith: 3 Piano Sonatas; 5 Sonatas for Brass & Piano; Das Marienleben, Concert Music for Strings and Bass, Violin Concerto, Symphonic Metamorphoses on themes of Carl Maria Von Weber, Hindemith: Viola Sonata in F major, op. 11 no. 4 / Britten: Lachrymae / Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, op. 147, The Glenn Gould Edition: Hindemith - Das Marienleben / Krenek & Strauss - Lieder, Orchestral Music, Volume 4, Violin Concerto / Kammermusik 4, op. 36,3 / Tuttifantchen Suite, Clarinet Sonatas, The Glenn Gould Edition: Hindemith: Sonatas for Brass and Piano, The Complete Hindemith Viola Music, Volume 2: Sonatas for Solo Viola, Kurt Weill: String Quartet / Schulhoff: Quartet no. 1 / Hindemith: Quartet no. 3, Collected Pieces, The Bergen Wind Quintet, Die Harmonie der Welt (Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin feat. conductor: Marek Janowski), Hindemith: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5, The Complete Hindemith Viola Music, Volume 1: Viola Sonatas, Clarinet Chamber Music, Respighi: Queen of Sheba / Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber / Schmitt: The Tragedy of Salome, Weill: Complete String Quartets / Hindemith: Minimax, Reger / Sutermeister / Hindemith, Hindemith: Musique de concert, Op. 50 & Symphonie in B-Flat Major (Mono Version), Hindemith plays Hindemith: Viola Sonata, Scherzo and String Trio, Mathis der Maler - Symphonie / Symphonische Metamorphosen / Nobilissima Visione (Berliner Philharmoniker, feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado), Music for Viola and Orchestra, Volume 1, Paul Hindemith, Alone: Works for Solo Cello
Movies Ghosts Before Breakfast


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1 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 271-272. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
2 German composer. After his father's death in 1915, he brought money home to the family by playing in taverns and cinemas. He also performed as a solo violist or in various chamber music ensembles, organized music festivals in Donaueschingen and Baden-Baden (1923-1929), taught at the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin (1927-1938), Yale University (1940-1953) and Zürich University (1951-1956), and in 1953 began a new career as orchestral conductor. Emigrated to the USA in 1940.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Show Jana Krause 2014 TV Series music - 1 episode
How to Draw a Bunny 2002 Documentary writer: "Trauermusik"
Työttömän pöytäkirja 1994 Documentary music: "Sonata for Viola Solo 1937: II osa Langsame Viertel - Lebhaft Pizzicato", "Sonata for Viola Solo 1937: III osa Mässig schnelle Viertel", "Sonata for Viola Solo op. 11 nr. 5 1919: I osa Lebhaft, aber nicht geeilt", "Sonata for Viola and Piano 1939: III osa Phantasie"
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 writer: "Sehr lebhaft" from Piano Sonata No. 3
Degenerate Art 1993 TV Movie documentary "Concert Music for Piano, Brass & Harps, Op. 49
Dr. M 1990 music: "Nobillissma Visione", "Symphonie in B", "Lustige Sinfonietta"
Nouvelle vague 1990 writer: "Mathis der Maler: Grablegung", "Trauermusik", "Mathis der Maler: Versuchung des heiligen Antonius", "Sonate für Viola 1937", "Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op. 11-4", "Sonate für Bratsche allein op. 25-1" - as Hindemith
The South Bank Show 1990 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts 1962-1964 TV Series music - 2 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imágenes de ningún lugar... 2016 Short
Cardillac 2005 TV Movie music: Opéra en trois actes et quatre tableux de / music by
Down to Earth 1994 composer: additional music
Cardillac 1985 TV Movie music by

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghosts Before Breakfast 1928 Short
Im Kampf mit dem Berge - 1. Teil: In Sturm und Eis - Eine Alpensymphonie in Bildern 1921 Documentary as P. Merano

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghosts Before Breakfast 1928 Short

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